For Ubuntu Server should use GRUB_TERMINAL=console by default

Bug #1661019 reported by Uqbar on 2017-02-01
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grub2 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Ubuntu Server (I have checked 14.04 and 16.04) currently uses a default GRUB configuration that's not suitable to servers, especially headless servers.
In particular the current default setting is

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console

By doing so the terminal is switched to framebuffer mode
even if there's no graphical slash screen to be disaplyed.
Instead, a different default setting like this:

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
GRUB_TERMINAL=console

would keep the console in text mode and.
The main pro is that Ubuntu Server would gracefully work with "qemu -curses" or any physical monitor that would screw up with framebuffers.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: grub2 (not installed)
Uname: Linux 4.9.1-040901-lowlatency x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Wed Feb 1 16:15:13 2017
SourcePackage: grub2
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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